Apply to the Polaris Project JCAT Fellowship Program and join the front

lines of the grassroots anti-trafficking movement in Japan. Our Fellowship Program is training the leaders of tomorrow to advocate and serve, while providing a passionate and supportive working environment. Join committed fellows and professionals from around the world in combating one of the most urgent global human rights abuses.

CAT Fellowship Positions

1) Advocacy Fellowship:

Grassroots Campaigns and the Grassroots Network - Activities will involve helping to coordinate with grassroots members of Polaris Project and awaremess raising activities in the communities and school campus.

Research - Activities will include assisting with general research and writing projects, creating trafficking training modules, and creating contents for Polaris Project websites and Database website (coming soon).

2) Development Fellowship:

The Development Fellow will work with coordinator to assist in managing public relations and developing relationships with donors and foundations to fulfill Polaris Project’s mission. Responsibilities will include: public relations, researching corporate and foundation grants, reporting and communicating with corporations and foundations, maintaining foundation records in development database, involving businesses through sponsorships and participation, assisting in donor development, and preparing and writing grant proposals.

3) Designing Fellowship:

Polaris Project maintains multiple websites in multiple language. The Fellow will work closely with one of the Co-Executive Directors, an experienced web designer, in further developing the site using Flash and Dreamweaver. Energetic, young, and committed work environment. Fellowship position can be part-time (min. 15 hrs) or full-time. Applicant should be comfortable using Flash, Dreamweaver, and/or Photoshop. Duration and working hours The normal fellowship duration is two to three months, and priority will be given to candidates who can commit for longer. Fellows are asked to contribute 20 to 40 hours a week. Working hours are flexible between 9am and 7pm Monday to Saturday and all positions are unpaid.


  • Japanese language ability is necessary. Korean ability is desirable, and a third language is a plus (English, Spanish, Thai, Chinese, Tagalog, etc.)
  • Strong commitment to women's issues and human rights
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented and focused
  • Extremely reliable and organized

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and a Japanese writing sample to

Deadline: Positions open until filled. ~ Click here to go to opportunity

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